- Code REGN8001
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Regulation and Global Governance
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject RegNet
- Areas of interest Development Studies, Asia Pacific Studies, Criminology, Human Rights
This course is available for in-person and remote (online) learning. Remote (online) and in-person students participate together in the same class.
This course focuses on methodology and methods specific to developing and carrying out qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research projects in the fields of regulation, justice, and crime. It provides concepts, tools and practical knowledge to assist students in developing robust research projects. It covers key aspects of doing research such as the development of research questions, epistemological approaches, sampling, specific research methods, data management and analysis. In addition, students analyse and compare different research designs used within the fields of regulation, justice, and crime. The format combines lectures with hands-on activities and workshops, allowing students to explore a number of different approaches. The course offers students opportunities to discuss common ethical issues, with particular attention paid to concerns that emerge in carrying out research in Asia and the Pacfic, and provides an overview about ways of presenting research findings. The course will address challenges in designing, generating, and communicating evidence specific to the fields of regulation, governance, and crime.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Discuss qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research as an empirical social science agenda, including different concepts, approaches and methods
- Evaluate research designs based on a solid understanding of concepts and tools of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methodology
- Assess the relevance and appropriateness of various research methods to specific research questions
- Understand the techniques of various research methods in undertaking fieldwork and data collection
- Identify ethical issues that may arise while developing, conducting, and analysing research
- Evaluate qualitative and quantitative data analysis and interpret research findings
- This course will be graded, with students required to pass each assessment item in order to receive a passing or above mark for the course. (null) [LO null]
- In class participation and electronic submission of two questions for each session a day prior to class (10) [LO 4]
- Short assignment critiquing a methodological approach used in selected article(s) - 2000 words (30) [LO 5,6]
- Research and writing plan and outline for major essay - 1000 words (20) [LO 1,2,3]
- Major essay comparing and contrasting two methodological approaches in relation to a particular research problem, addressing factors including research questions, rationale, methods, and possible ethical issues - 3000 words (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
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WorkloadThis course will require 30 hours contact and 130 hours workload in total.
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